14 photos of what’s left of Greenville, the California city destroyed by the Dixie fire
One Forest fires devour much of downtown and some nearby homes in a small town Northern California.
Dixie fire broke out Greenville Wednesday night Businesses and homes were destroyed, and the sky was painted an orange glow.
“If you are still in the Greenville area, you are in immediate danger and you have to leave now!!” Plumas County Police wrote on Facebook Wednesday.
The fire, which was announced three weeks ago, has widened to include 1,108 square kilometers in Plumas and Bute counties.
Firefighters tried to protect residents located 450 kilometers northeast of San Francisco, Removing debris from roads and identifying danger areas.
Forecasters warned Thursday of some Especially in dry conditions and winds of up to 40 miles per hour. maybe Spreading fire in forests, pastures and bushes, especially on the North and Northeast Fronts of the Great Fire of Dixie.
“I think we definitely have some tough days ahead.”, He said Shannon BrotherFrom the United States Forest Service.
Firefighter They were able to save homes and contain fires over long distances. But flames jumped out of the lines around some areas on Tuesday, causing this to happen Evacuation orders for about 15,000 people east of Lake Al-MunawarAccording to the firefighters. Heat created from flame pyrocumulus, or fire cloud.
his fire Thousands of homes have been threatened and 67 homes and other buildings destroyed since it began on July 14. As of Thursday, it was contained in a file 35%.
a Dangerous weather in Southern CaliforniaWhere alerts and warnings were issued for internal valleys, mountains and deserts most days of the week.
Heat waves and historical droughts linked to climate change have made fires more difficult in the western United States. Scientists point to this Climate change has made the region warmer and drier over the past 30 years And it will continue to make more extreme weather and fires more frequent and destructive.
more than 20,000 firefighters and support workers have battled 97 major wildfires covering 7,560 square kilometers in 13 US states, according to the National Interagency Fire Center.
(with AP info)
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